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Updated: December 27, 2012 6:03AM



Response to mall shooting
is exactly what it should be

I am saddened to hear there was an incident involving a shot fired at Westfield Southlake mall. My heart goes out to all involved: those alarmed, those interrupted and the foolish boys who thought a gun could make them a man.

I am deeply grateful no one was harmed, except for the ceiling tile where the bullet lodged. It is my understanding that after one shot was fired, the gun jammed, and the situation was quickly diffused; providence is surely kind.

That night was an example of teamwork. Every story I have heard has involved professional first responders, a cooperative community and a powerful disappointment in the disregard for others these lost boys displayed. Hobart police indicated there will be a large, visible and friendly presence throughout the holiday season to ensure all visitors feel safe, and to send a message that this sort of thing will not be tolerated.

There always will be those who can’t play well with others, but I believe there always will be more of us who share a vision of a community that plays, works and dreams together.

Ultimately, the truth is that the thoughtless boys will be put in timeout, and the rest of us will celebrate the holidays.

Jared Riddle

Hobart

Americans appear to have lost their moral compass

The people of this country appear to have lost their moral compass.

The progressives of the ’20s and ’30s, and the cultural revolutionary radicals of the ’60s, embraced the premise that man is the maker of men and has made the state the god to legislate, reflecting the thinking of the day. Right and wrong is in the mind of the beholder, and anyone who opposes the departure of our basis moral laws is an extremist or social deviate. Such is the criticism Richard Mourdock and Mike Pence have endured.

The abortion issue is a means to cloud the real evil taking place. The many “religions” that have taken root in the country are the real threat. President Obama’s binder is full of Socialists, Marxists, Muslims, union radicals, anti-colonialists and anti-Americans focused on transforming this nation. Joe Donnelly embraced most of Obama’s agenda, which is intended to collapse our economy and create a crisis.

Which group will Americans beg to take over our government and bail us out?

Democrats needed three oral votes to get God back into their party platform. Why? Our nation was founded on Judeo-Christian precepts, and our individual freedoms come from God, not man. The state has given us collective rights, but these are bogus, as is the money our government prints and spends.

Have we, as a nation, compromised our soul for power, security and material wealth? Was Karl Marx right? Class warfare, envy and hate has divided this nation. E pluribus unum — under God’s rule or collectives under the rule of man.

Betty Larsen

Knox



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